Bow Wow Net Worth: Hip Hop Career & Lifestyle

American rapper, actor, and television presenter Bow Wow has a net worth of $1.5 million. 

He released his debut album at a young age of 13 under the name ‘Lil’ Bow Wow.’

The young rap prodigy developed an interest in hip-hop music at an early age.

As a result, he went on to release his first album at the age of 13.

The Atlanta-based rapper’s debut album ‘Beware of Dog‘ became a massive hit.

The album, which was released in 2000, sold more than 3 million copies until 2009.

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Bow Wow (Source: flickr.com)

Despite having a stellar start to his career, the rapper has struggled to keep his finances on track.

In particular, the rapper wasted a significant amount of wealth on petty purchases and settling lawsuits.

Quick Facts

Let’s have a quick look at Bow Wow facts:

Full Name Shad Gregory Moss
Stage Name Bow Wow (formerly Lil’ Bow Wow)
Net Worth $1.5 million
Date of Birth March 9, 1987
Place of Birth  Columbus, Ohio, US
Place of Residence  Atlanta, Georgia, US
Age 35 Years Old
Zodiac Sign  Pisces
Religion Christianity
Nationality                          American
Ethnicity Black
Education Hannah J. Ashton Middle School
Father Alfonso Preston Moss
Mother Teresa Rena Caldwell
Siblings Erica Caldwell and Jasarah Caldwell (Step-sisters)
Offspring Shai Moss (Daughter)
Height 1.7 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 148 lbs (67 kg)
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Relationship Erica Mena
Profession Rapper, Actor, Television presenter
Active Since 1993-present
Endorsements Asphalt Yacht Club, Besado, Cavoda, Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup, Caviar Gold, Hot Pockets
Social Media Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube
Last Update July, 2022

Bow Wow: Net Worth and Income

Net Worth

The American rapper has a net worth of $1.5 million.

Bow Wow earns mostly from his musical tours, record sales, movies, tv shows, and hosting.

Atlanta native earns around $83,000 per month.

Net Worth of Bow Wow in Different Currencies

Let’s find out Bow Wow’s net worth in different major currencies of the world. 

Currency Net Worth
Euro 1,271,618
Pound Sterling £ 1,087,575
Australian Dollar A$ 2,037,758
Canadian Dollar C$ 1,886,625
Indian Rupee 111,708,225
BitCoin ฿ 40

Bow Wow: Cars & Houses

House

The Columbus-born rapper resides in his grand mansion located in Atlanta, Georgia.

He lives with his mother and fiancé in an 8-bedroom house.

The rapper’s home is reportedly worth $950,000.

Cars

The rapper is a car fanatic who had Nissan 350z worth $ 30,000 as his first car.

Since then, he has added several cars to his collection.

The first car that the rapper owns is Ferrari California which costs  $328,100.

As for the second car, Wow rides Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder worth $209,500.

Moreover, the actor owns a BMW i8 worth $147,500 and a Mercedes Maybach S 600 worth $185,950.

Bow Wow: Lifestyle & Vacations

Lifestyle

The famous rapper is conscious of his health and fitness. For this reason, he works out for 1.5 hours every day.

Moreover, he includes cardio (lifts, swimming, running, stair climbing, etc.), boxing, burpees, sit-ups, push-ups, and weight training in his workout routine.

Wow’s favorite food is Seafood Alfredo, while his favorite drink includes Hawaiin Punch.

He prefers albumen (white part of the egg) and discards yolk.

In addition, the rapper turned actor loves tech gadgets.

Meanwhile, he is afraid of heights.

Vacations

Outside the US, he likes to live in Cape Town, South Africa.

Charity

The Columbus-born rapper, Wow, supports foundations like Bow Wow Foundation and Computers for Youth.

Similarly, he supports causes like Health, Education, Children, and Animals and donation a proportion of money for the noble cause.

Bow Wow: Albums, Movies, TV Shows, Investments, Endorsements & Magazine

Albums

Bow Wow has released 6 studio albums, 26 singles, 51 music videos, and 8 mixtapes.

He released his first album in 2000, while the latest one was out in 2009.

Album: Beware of Dog

The rap prodigy entered the music scene with his debut album ‘Beware of Dog.’

The album debuted at number 8 on the US Billboard 200 chart. The album sold 101,000 copies in the first week.

Bow Wow Beware-of-Dog-album-cover
Beware of Dog Album Cover (Source: wikipedia.org)

It was certified double platinum in March 2001.

The 2000 released album proved to be a massive hit as the record sales exceeded 3 million copies by 2009.

Beware of Dog‘ contained hits such as ‘Bounce With Me‘ and ‘Ghetto Girls.’

The album sales earned the rapper more than $2.7 million.

Album: Doggy Bag

The rapper released his second studio album ‘Doggy Bag‘ on December 8, 2001.

Though the album received mixed reviews from critics, it became commercially successful, selling 320,000 copies in its first week of release.

Bow Wow earned $1.1 million from the record sales of the album.

Album: Unleased

The young rapper released his next album entitled ‘Unleased‘ on August 19, 2003, via Columbia Records.

It was the first album where he dropped the ‘Lil’ from his stage name.

Bow Wow Unleashed-album-cover
Unleashed Album Cover (Source: wikipedia.org)

Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, it gained commercial success.

It received a gold certification and ranked number three on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 120,000 copies in its first week.

The rapper collected over $774,000 from the album sales.

Album: Wanted

The rap artist came up with his fourth album, ‘Wanted‘ on July 12, 2005. The album featured Snoop Dogg in a guest appearance.

Wanted‘ received mixed to positive feedback and became commercially successful.

The rapper earned $958,000 from the sale of 120,000 copies in its first week.

Album: The Price of Fame

The Price of Fame‘ was the fifth gold-certified studio album from the American rapper Bow Wow.

It was released on December 19, 2006, and ranked number six in US Billboard 200, selling 262,000 copies within a week.

Not only was the album a commercial success, but it also received positive feedback from critics.

Bow earned $500,000 from the album sales.

Album: New Jack City II

New Jack City II‘ is the sixth and latest album from the rapper Bow Wow.

It was released on March 31, 2009, through LBW Entertainment and Columbia Records.

Bow Wow New-Jack-City-II-album-cover
New Jack City II Album Cover (Source: amazon.com)

The album became the first album from the rapper with a parental advisory label due to its adult content.

It debuted at number 16 on the US Billboard 200, selling 31,000 copies in its first week.

As a result, it became the rapper’s least successful in terms of album sales.

Particularly, Wow earned $400,000 from the album sales.

Movies

In addition to his rap career, Bow Wow has acted in a variety of roles throughout his career. To date, he has acted in 12 movies.

The rapper-turned-actor started his journey on the big screen with the movie Carmen: A Hip Hopera in 2001.

Next year he featured in a cameo role in the movie ‘All About The Benjamins.’

Likewise, he played a lead role in the movie ‘Like Mike‘ the same year. In the movie, he starred as a young orphan playing in the NBA.

In 2006, he appeared as supporting role in the star-packed movie ‘The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.’

Bow Wow The-Fast-and-the-Furious-Tokyo-Drift-Cover
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Cover (Source: uphe.com)

Moreover, he starred in a 2010 comedy film, Lottery Ticket, from which he bagged $1 million.

Lately, he appeared in the movie Fast & Furious 9.

Similarly, he has featured in movies like ‘Johnson Family Vacation,’ ‘Roll Bounce,’ ‘Hurricane Season,’ ‘Madeas Big Happy Family,’ ‘Scary Movie 5‘ and ‘Allegiance.’

TV Shows

Beyond movies, Shad Gregory Moss, aka Bow Wow, began his career in television with the sitcom ‘The Steve Harvey Show’ in 2001.

In addition to this, he appeared on Brandy’s TV sitcom, Moesha and Brother Garcia.

He also has acted in various television shows, such as “Smallville,” Ugly Betty, and “Entourage.”

Besides, he starred in a CSI spinoff titled CSI: Cyber.

Wow, hosted the American hip hop and R&B music video show ‘106 & Park’ for the 2012-14 season.

In 2016, he hosted a nighttime edition of the Australian Hit Network’s radio show RnB Fridays titled RnB Friday Nights.

Furthermore, Wow finished 3rd in reality singing competition tv series ‘The Masked Singer.’

He has been playing himself in the reality tv show ‘Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta.’

Documentaries

Bow Wow featured in the 2011 documentary titled ‘Who is Shad Moss?’

Moreover, in August 2020, rapper Romeo Miller announced that a documentary about himself and Bow Wow is in progress.

He further stated that it would document the historic young careers of two fellow rappers.

Endorsements

Apart from music and acting, Wow earns from endorsement deals.

He was the brand ambassador of Asphalt Yacht Club, a leading online store for men’s fashion and streetwear.

Moreover, he endorsed liquor brands like Besado and Cavoda.

Wow also endorsed American processed food and snack company Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup.

Finally, the rapper backed LA-based processing and extraction company, Caviar Gold.

However, Bow Wow has failed to get endorsement deals recently as he has largely lost his stardom.

Bow Wow: Career

Born to a hairdresser, mother Shad Gregory Moss developed an interest in rap music at 3.

The young rapper’s family supported him through his choice of music as a career.

Consequently, he started writing rap songs at the age of 6 under “Kid Gangsta.” His early influences included groups like N.W.A.

Bow Wow Young
Young Bow Wow (Source: thesun.co.uk)

During this time, he got the opportunity to perform on stage in Los Angeles, which became a turning point.

Meanwhile, after being impressed by the young rapper’s abilities, American rapper Snoop Dogg named him ‘Lil’ Bow Wow.’

Moreover, Snoop helped to establish Wow’s career by introducing him to music maker Jermaine Dupri in 1998.

Later, Dupri not only became the young rapper’s mentor but also went on to produce some of his successful albums.

Facts About Bow Wow

  • The rapper has sold over 10 million copies and 14 million digital assets worldwide.
  • In 2013, he earned around $1 million from his hosting gig on the show 106th Park.
  • Wow won the BET 2001 viewer’s choice award and Billboard Music Awards for his single ‘That’s My Name.’
  • His single “Bounce with Me” was even listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest rap artist in American history.

FAQ’s

How many people has Bow Wow dated?

The rapper has been associated with numerous ladies. He has been linked to Ciara, Keyshia Cole, Erica Mena, Angela Simmons, Joie Chavis, Kiyomi Leslie, and Blac Chyna.

Why is Bow Wow not as rich as people think?

Bow Wow started earning from the age of 13 since releasing his first album.

Later, he started acting in movies and tv shows. However, Bow Wow is not rich because he has been sued many times and lost money.

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